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LHS linemen Jaden Moore & John Huddleston / B.K. Bryan photo

Wilson Central will be gunning for a win tonight as District 9AAA rival Portland comes to Wildcat Stadium for a 7 p.m. kickoff. Coach Brad Dedman’s team stands 0-2 on the season after last week’s 27-21 home loss to LaVergne.

Portland dropped a 35-6 loss to White House last week and slid to 0-2 overall.
WCHS will celebrate homecoming activities tonight prior to kickoff.

Hendersonville at Lebanon
Two teams moving in opposite directions get together tonight at Tribble Field as 0-2 Lebanon hosts 2-0 Hendersonville.
Live radio coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. on WANT-FM 98.9. A live, free video feed is available at
The Commandos are fresh off a 51-0 home win last week over Hunters Lane -- running up 30 points in the first quarter.
LHS is coming off a 47-33 loss at Franklin County High a week ago, a game that found the Blue Devils giving up 514 yards on the ground.
“It’s pretty obvious, we’ve got to get better on defense,” said Lebanon head coach Sam Harp. “Missed assignments can result in quick scores or extended drives. We’re not making excuses, we’ve worked hard this week, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.”

A base Wing-T team on offense, the Commandos sport a veteran dual threat quarterback in Jeremias Elston.
He accounted for 1,400 yards in total offense and 12 touchdowns last season, leading Hendersonville to an 11-4 record and a BlueCross Bowl berth.
HHS has a solid 1-2 punch in the backfield with Cameron Turner (976 yards, 12 touchdowns last season) and Jack Towe (700 yards, 12 TDs).
On defense, free safety Braden Schwerdt was named all-state as a junior.
Senior Chris Kacprowski (6-2, 270) anchors the 5-2 defensive front

Station Camp at Mt. Juliet
Mt. Juliet High will entertain District 9AAA rival Station Camp tonight as Week Two of the TSSAA football season cranks up. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
The Bears enter tonight’s contest 2-0 after downing Antioch 31-13 a week ago.
The Mt. Juliet defensive unit set the pace early by accounting for two scores and a 14-0 lead at Antioch.
Station Camp was idle last Friday and opened the 2014 season with a 26-14 loss at Beech.
Last season, Station Camp rolled to a 41-3 win over the Bears, a contest that saw MJ lose QB Nolan Chowbay to injury.

Trousdale County at Watertown
Watertown is scheduled to host District 8A favorite Trousdale County High tonight. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Robinson Stadium.
Defending Class 2A state champion Trousdale County comes in 1-1 after a 34-12 home win over Sycamore last week.
However, the Yellow Jackets will be without the services of all-stater Kenyan Harper, a two-way starter at wingback and safety. Harper suffered a knee injury in a season-opening loss to Macon County and underwent surgery last week.

Watertown stands 0-2 after a 9-0 home loss to Eagleville, a game that found the Purple Tiger offense struggling to move the football.

Friendship Christian at The King’s Academy
Following an off week, Friendship Christian School returns to action tonight at The King’s Academy in Seymour.
Kickoff for the East-Middle District 1-A contest is set for 6 p.m. Central.
The Lions stand 2-0 on the season following last week’s 49-14 victory over Hancock County.
The King’s Academy opened the season Aug. 22 with a 41-14 victory at Sunbright.
“They can score, no doubt about it,” said FCS head coach John McNeal, “they have outstanding team speed, probably as good as we’ll see.”
The Commanders went on the road to Memphis and knocked off Harding Academy 27-7.

MJ Christian at Middle TN Christian
The Saints of Mt. Juliet Christian Academy will travel to Murfreesboro tonight to take on Middle Tennessee Christian School.
The Cougars stand 2-0 so far this season with a season-opening 48-6 victory at Cannon County High and a 32-7 home win last week over Zion Christian from Columbia.
The young Saints were idle last week, after having dropped a 45-7 home loss to Whitwell.

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